Tuesday, June 12, 2012

summer cookin: Thai Lettuce Wraps

My family is a food family--we all love to cook & we all have our specialties. Last week,  I was talking to my older sister from San Diego while I grocery shopped, and mentioned that I was looking for some fresh summer meals to make. She suggest Larb, a Thai lettuce wrap dish, which she had made for our family the last time she visited. I made a big bowl of it & snacked on it all week--it's delish, fast, healthy, and perfect for a summer lunch. Recipe below.

1 lb ground turkey
fresh basil (I used Thai basil)
fish sauce
1/2 of a small onion
1 large clove of garlic
1 carrot
1 lime 
romaine lettuce

1. Cook turkey until browned. 2. While turkey is cooking, chop the carrot, onion, and garlic & combine in a large bowl. Add mint & basil to taste. 3. Drain turkey & add to bowl. 4. Toss with fish sauce, Sriracha, and lime to taste. 4. Spoon mixture onto lettuce, top with a little extra lime & Sriracha, and enjoy! I had mine with a Bridgeport "Summer Squeeze" beer and it was perfection. 
Thanks to my sister Katie for the recipe! Do you have any meals you love for summer? Leave some inspiration! xo. 


Kristen said...

That looks so good!

Katie :) said...

oh yum! this looks delicious! i'm definitely going to have to make this. i love finding new recipes!

Rose-et-Violet said...

This looks delish!
I recently tried out a garlicky avocado grilled cheese..it was very good. You basically make grilled cheese as per normal, but at the very end, split it apart (after the cheese has melted) add sliced avocados and tomatoes and drizzle garlic butter all over...it's pretty divine. Not so healthy, but you can always eliminate the butter and just rub the toast with some garlic, or maybe the grill pan.


bridget anne said...

yum! i'll just have to find a veggiesaurus version : ) xo.

charity victoria said...

Rose, that sounds amazing! I will have to try that. & Bridget, I'm sure some lightly sauteed tofu would be just as good as the turkey. xo

The Braided Bandit said...

This looks so good! I am definitely going to try this and sub tofu for the turkey which should be easy enough! Also, congratulations on your graduation!!! The dress you wore is so pretty, my favorite picture is the one with you on the humanities sign! Welcome to the "real world" haha.

Rebecca said...

That looks delicious!

Your blog is so cute!

Marlena said...

god, your blog is amazing. i almost cried when i saw this- i can barely handle frying an egg. please become my roommate?

but this looks super yummy, maybe i can strong arm my boyfriend into making it? haha

Indy said...

Mmm that looks amazing! One of my favorites to make when tomatoes are in peak season is homemade tomato soup!

James Lim said...

My favorite Thai dish!! I am actually going to use this recipe.

Jessica said...

This looks so good! I really want to try it now!